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The Great Abu Talib (A.S.) [Poem]

Composed by Saleha Fatima Midhat
Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Billions of salutes to Abu Talib – To fourteen Ma’sumeen and Abu Talib
The Ma’sumeen were Allah’s light – Abu Talib protected light
The Ma’sumeen were life of Islam – Abu Talib protected Islam
Billions of salutes to Abu Talib – To fourteen Ma’sumeen and Abu Talib
How can we praise you Abu Talib – The prophet praised you Abu Talib
You were the mercy of Allah – For greatest Prophet of Allah
Billions of salutes to Abu Talib – To fourteen Ma’sumeen and Abu Talib
One day Allah said to Nabi - When We found you orphan, Nabi!
O Nabi We gave you protection - Through you God gave him protection
Billions of salutes to Abu Talib – To fourteen Ma’sumeen and Abu Talib
No tongue of human can praise you – Indirectly Allah praised you
You were so great, great and great! - Meccans’ leader in rank so great!
Billions of salutes to Abu Talib – To fourteen Ma’sumeen and Abu Talib
The guarded tablet Laoh-e-Mahfooz - God wrote your name on Laoh-e-Mahfooz
As father of greatest Imam – The great savior of Islam
Billions of salutes to Abu Talib – To fourteen Ma’sumeen and Abu Talib
Allah sent name plate of heaven - With names of Imams by Him chosen
With names of Imams, father and mother – of Maola Ali you as father
Billions of salutes to Abu Talib – To fourteen Ma’sumeen and Abu Talib
In childhood Prophet raised his hand - Tall date tree bowed and kissed his hand
He plucked the dates gave to his aunt – Astonished was his caring aunt
Billions of salutes to Abu Talib – To fourteen Ma’sumeen and Abu Talib
You said, innocent Fatima - God will give us son Fatima
Who will have power of miracles - He will do similar miracles
Billions of salutes to Abu Talib – To fourteen Ma’sumeen and Abu Talib
This showed that God gave you knowledge - It was the great and vast knowledge
Before the birth of your great son - You knew miracles of your son
Billions of salutes to Abu Talib – To fourteen Ma’sumeen and Abu Talib
Who can know your high position - O greatest Prophet’s guardian
You were to Prophet Muhammad – Like father to God’s beloved
Billions of salutes to Abu Talib – To fourteen Ma’sumeen and Abu Talib
You gave him love and protection - To him offered dedication
You brought him up like your own son - showering love on greatest one
Billions of salutes to Abu Talib – To fourteen Ma’sumeen and Abu Talib
You said performing his Nikah - All the praise is due to Allah
Those words were liked by Allah Subhan - He mentioned those words in Qur’an
Billions of salutes to Abu Talib – To fourteen Ma’sumeen and Abu Talib
Before advent of Deen Islam - Abu Talib you were great man
Who praised Allah, the Almighty - had faith in Allah, the Almighty
Billions of salutes to Abu Talib – To fourteen Ma’sumeen and Abu Talib
When Prophet declared Prophet hood - Invited guests and offered food
He did miracle on the food - Like power of Moses on the food
Billions of salutes to Abu Talib – To fourteen Ma’sumeen and Abu Talib
He offered food in just one plate – From single plate forty guests ate
He said its proof of my power - - I’m God’s Messenger with power
Billions of salutes to Abu Talib – To fourteen Ma’sumeen and Abu Talib
Abu Lahab said it is magic - He ignored Prophet hood logic
Muhammad could split the moon - The magic cannot reach the moon
Billions of salutes to Abu Talib – To fourteen Ma’sumeen and Abu Talib
Abu Lahab gave wrong feelings - Abu Talib knew good dealings
The next day too Satanic man - Wanted to poison ears of clan
Billions of salutes to Abu Talib – To fourteen Ma’sumeen and Abu Talib
Abu Talib, you controlled him well - Made Abu Lahab sit quiet and still
Then said Muhammad my Master - The message now you deliver
Billions of salutes to Abu Talib – To fourteen Ma’sumeen and Abu Talib
Abu Talib, you were helper - Of Muhammad, God’s Messenger
And always you protected him - So enemies could not kill him
Billions of salutes to Abu Talib – To fourteen Ma’sumeen and Abu Talib
One day enemies came to you - Surrender Muhammad said to you
You stood like very strong mountain - Protected him again and again
Billions of salutes to Abu Talib – To fourteen Ma’sumeen and Abu Talib
Quraish broke all the relations - And continued their oppressions
You took Muhammad to Sho’b - Muslims, Bani Hashim to Sho’b
Billions of salutes to Abu Talib – To fourteen Ma’sumeen and Abu Talib
Lack of food and lack of comfort - You suffered but you stayed alert
You wanted to sacrifice sons - On Prophet’s bed you laid your sons
Billions of salutes to Abu Talib – To fourteen Ma’sumeen and Abu Talib
There was fear of enemies’ attack - You wanted sons to face attacks
To get slaughtered and roll in blood - To save Prophet’s unique blood
Billions of salutes to Abu Talib – To fourteen Ma’sumeen and Abu Talib
Protected Prophet with courage - Allah’s Messenger sent message
Through you that eaten was paper - By white ants the boycott paper
Billions of salutes to Abu Talib – To fourteen Ma’sumeen and Abu Talib
You took message and explained it - That Quraish should open, check it
You said Allah’s and Prophet’s names - Untouched by white ants were those names
Billions of salutes to Abu Talib – To fourteen Ma’sumeen and Abu Talib
You said if news found to be true - They accept Islam, faith so true
By this sentence you expressed faith - That Islam was the truest faith
Billions of salutes to Abu Talib – To fourteen Ma’sumeen and Abu Talib
They checked the paper and were shocked – By seeing miracle they were shocked
They released Bani Hashim and Nabi - All returned home by God’s mercy
Billions of salutes to Abu Talib – To fourteen Ma’sumeen and Abu Talib
More than eighty years was age - But you had very high courage
Physically were exhausted - But spiritually elevated
Billions of salutes to Abu Talib – To fourteen Ma’sumeen and Abu Talib
You came home and you got so ill - Death was so near you expressed will
You said in heart you were Muslim - And you were dying as Muslim
Billions of salutes to Abu Talib – To fourteen Ma’sumeen and Abu Talib
Kalema was whisper in the past - Recited loud in days of last
Took last breath O Abu Talib! - Reached Almighty O Abu Talib
Billions of salutes to Abu Talib – To fourteen Ma’sumeen and Abu Talib
With dignity died as Muslim - Got shrouded, buried as Muslim
Respect you all the true Muslims - To you offer salutes Muslims
Billions of salutes to Abu Talib – To fourteen Ma’sumeen and Abu Talib
O people you should think never - That Abu Talib was unbeliever
He was Muslim perfect Muslim - He did favors to all Muslims!
Billions of salutes to Abu Talib – To fourteen Ma’sumeen and Abu Talib
He protected Master of Muslims - He protected leader of Muslims
He gave shelter to faith Islam - He helped to propagate Islam.
Guardian of Prophet Ali’s father - He was the pride of believer
He was the savior of Islam - And Ali was savior of Islam

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